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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Welish, Marjorie
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A lecture, "The Lyric Lately," deliverd by Marjorie Welish at Naropa University July 11, 2001. Welish's lecture focuses on select New York School poets and their relation with the "lyric." After the lecture Welish opens up the room for a Q & A session.
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by Smith, Harry
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A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment.
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Topics: mysticism, consciousness
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists.
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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Clay, Steve; Wille, Andrew
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A Steve Clay interview, Conversation on Craft. Andrew Wille interviews Steve Clay about being the publisher of Granary Books. They focus on the history, the process, the technology, and the use of collaboration.
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71U031 is part 1 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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Second half of an interview and performance by John Cage. Including a performance of "Empty words" with audience participation. (Continued from A002A)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
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by Blaser, Robin; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Myles, Eileen; Oliver, Akilah; Schelling, Andrew; Tejada, Roberto
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First half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program faculty reading, featuring poetry by Roberto Tejado and Robin Blaser, prose by Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and poetry and prose by Eileen Myles. (Continued on 01P055)
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by Blaser, Robin
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A Robin Blaser lecture titled, Where's hell? Blaser reads and discusses portions of his Great companion piece on Dante Alighiere, a poetic commentary on Dante's ideas and use of language. Blaser discusses the works and ideas of other writiers including James Joyce, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ezra Pound.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
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Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 2 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens' short poems and the merits and shortcomings of literary biographies, focusing on Hart Crane, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Kerouac. (Continued from 80p094.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Augustine, Jane
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Second half of a Jane Augustine class on feminist studies, focusing on Clarise Lispector. This portion of the class is a question and answer session. (Continued from 90P075)
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Welish, Marjorie
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A panel on visual arts and performance chaired by Anne Waldman. Panelists Marjorie Welish, Maureen Owen, Edwin Torres, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kenward Elmslie, Julie Patton, and Steven Taylor make individual statements about the relationships between the creative arts and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists discuss their performance and collaboration work in writing, music, and other art forms. Several panelists place themselves in a historical context, discussing their...
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A Peter Warshall lecture discussing animals sounds and the nature of music and speech. Warshall plays various animal sounds, talks about how sounds are created and the abilities of the human ear to hear sounds. He discusses a variety of related topics, including the evolution of vowels and consonants, sacred sounds and semantics.
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by diPrima, Diane
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First half of a Diane diPrima workshop, with writing exercises read aloud and a discussion of inflection and pronouns in writing. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute. (Continues on 82p268B.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, goddess and literature, spirituality and literature
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Harry Smith discusses Surrealism, liars and poetry, as he spends a good deal of the tape trying to find the poem he wants to read, parody of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Topics: consciousness and literature, experimental writing, mysticism
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by diPrima, Diane
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Diane diPrima discusses Ezra Pound, reading from The Cantos and Personae. From "The Cantos," diPrima focuses on "Canto 13." From "Personae" she focuses on "Exile's Letter" and "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly." Also contains a student reading of "Canto 16." Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, imagist poetry, epic poetry, objectivist poetry
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by Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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by Duncan, Robert
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Second half of a lecture by Robert Duncan, entitled "Warp and woof." Discussion covers truth vs. fabrication, Homer, Ezra Pound, imagism and Plotinus, magic Neo-Platonism, Pound's usury, effects of personal experience on poetry, dictionaries, etymologies, Denise Levertov's fairy tale experience, revisions, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg and aboriginal poets. (Continued from 76p001.) Keywords: New American Poetry, San Francisco Renaissance, Aboriginal poets, magic and...
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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First half of a class with Irene Aebi and Steve Lacy discussing the formation of the Art Song Trio. There is discussion about the difficulties of writing music to accompany a poem. Lacy and Aebi illustrate this point using a series called "Nine love songs." A recording from the series titled "You want to know" is played. Several other recordings are played including "I'm out," "Remark," "In the great monotony," "To marry," and...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
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by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
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by Baraka, Amiri
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A lecture by Amiri Baraka on the politics of poetics. The lecture ends with a question and answer period covering topics such as jism and jazz, grants in music, whores, hypocrisy, Bob Dylan, and Noam Chomsky.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, protest poetry, Black Arts Movement
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Second half of a Summer Writing Program faculty reading with Hoa Nguyen, Mark McMorriss and Michael Palmer. Palmer reads "The metaphysician of Prague, autobiography 11" and "Burning deck," among others.(Continued from 02P013)
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
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by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Taylor, Steven; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading with Wilson discussing Harry Smith in a talk he calls, "Praying in darkness." Wilson also discusses Chinese shamanism. Ferlinghetti reads with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. They perform "The greedy blues" and "The breeding blues," followed by a series of poems. The reading ends with "Are there not still fireflies" and "Rivers of light."
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by Moore, Thurston
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Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
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by Creeley, Robert
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First half of a Robert Creeley lecture on the origins, history, politics, and techniques of language poetry. He looks at how language poetry evolved out of earlier styles as well as its influence on contemporary poets. Topics include the ideas of Charles Bernstein, the work of Charles Olson, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Ezra Pound, and many others, as well as the possibilities for using words without referents. (Continued on 84P010)
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A lecture by Robin Blaser involving the reading of pieces by various artists including Blaser as well as discussion. Topics of readings and discussion includes the topic of "irreparables" the philosophies and terms surrounding it.
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by Friedlander, Benjamin; Hollo, Anselm
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Benjamin Friedlander lecture on Paul Celan including several small papers about Celan and several translations of his work. Anselm Hollo joins the lecture midway, followed by a question and answer session.
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by Notley, Alice
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An Alice Notley class, with Notley reading her long poem "Tractatus." The recording begins about twenty minutes into the tape with Notley already reading. She reads the entire work and answers questions.
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by McMorris, Mark; Nguyen, Hoa; Palmer, Michael
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First half of a Summer Writing Program faculty reading with Hoa Nguyen, Mark McMorriss and Michael Palmer. Each writer reads a selection of their work, including "The Trang sisters" by Nguyen, "A Poem for the love of women" by McMorris," and "Sun" by Michael Palmer. (Continues on 02P014)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Tysh, Chris
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Chris Tysh workshop. Tysh presents an overview of possibilities for application (or possibly mis-application) of the theories of Marx, Freud, and Lacan to writing. Tysh concentrates on how writing can mirror-- in distorting and creative ways-- the world, the I, and experience.
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by Coolidge, Clark
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A Clark Coolidge lecture on Samuel Beckett, with particular focus on Beckett's prose. Much of the lecture is Coolidge performing a cut-up reading of Beckett's lesser-known, many unpublished, prose works.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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An Allen Ginsberg workshop featuring student poetry readings. There is also a discussion about style and ordinary mind. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Acker, Kathy; Brownstein, Michael
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First half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Brownstein reads a selection of poems, including "Paris Visitation," "Distance Between People," and "Breakdown On Broadway." Kathy Acker selections include "Sex Show." (Continues on 79P097)
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by Duncan, Robert
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First half of a lecture by Robert Duncan, entitled "Warp and woof." Discussion covers truth vs. fabrication, Homer, Ezra Pound, imagism and Plotinus, magic Neo-Platonism, Pound's usury, effects of personal experience on poetry, dictionaries, etymologies, Denise Levertov's fairy tale experience, revisions, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Ginsberg and aboriginal poets. (Continues on 76p002.) Keywords: New American Poetry, San Francisco Renaissance, Aboriginal poets, magic and...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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First half of an interview and performance by John Cage. He discusses his "Empty words" concert, Henry David Thoreau, modern art, and "Mureau," a work combining music and Thoreau. (Continues on A002B)
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by Charters, Ann; Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class discussing and reading from Russian Futurists. Topics include Sergei Esenin's book Confessions of a Hooligan, Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in trousers," Mayakovsky's biography and prison story, rebellion's relationship to Punk, utopian heroic Communism, linguistic exploration, and Lenin and Trotsky on Russia's $150 million loan.
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Kyger, Joanne; Osman, Jena; Perelman, Bob
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First half of a poetry reading with Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, and Joanne Kyger. Osman reads from "Press scrutiny." Bersennbrugge reads from her book, Nest, and Perelman reads "Fake dream: the library," "Today's lament," "Ode to James Fennimore Cooper," and others. (Continues on 01P026)
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A Harry Smith lecture on Native American world views. Smith discusses similarities with cultures in other parts of the world. He reviews a written handout and covers a wide variety of topics, including the place of flutes in selected Native cultures, twin stories and opposing forces, creation myths involving the earth diver, psychedelics, the world tree, dreams, and the end of the world.
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by Mayer, Bernadette
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Bernadette Mayer class on memory. She discusses her book, Memory, and research into the phenomena of memory. Mayer also discusses methods of remembering and shorthand. The recording ends abruptly.
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by Hejinian, Lyn; Hollo, Anselm; Schelling, Andrew
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Panel on translation, with Andrew Schelling, Anselm Hollo, Lynn Hejinian, and Benjamin Friedlander. Topics discussed include the relationship to translation of identity, trade, imperialism and colonialism. Keywords: translation, protest poetry, society and literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class in Ed Sanders's "Investigative Poetics" series, led by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg discusses the contemporary political situation and the way in which political situations do and have interacted with poetry, with specific reference to the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 6 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Le monocle de mon oncle." Whalen also discusses several other poems by Stevens, including "Sunday Morning", and the nature of Stevens' correspondence. (Continued from 80p101.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist...
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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Second half of a class, and first half of the following class, on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a class series during the summer of 1975. The first twenty minutes continues a class from the previous recording, on the work and innovation of the American poet Walt Whitman and the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. The remainder of the recording begins an introduction and analysis of the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. (Continued from 75P016; continues on 75P018)
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by Monk, Meredith
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Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of an Anne Waldman class, continuing her series from the summer of 1977 on women writers. This is one of the final classes, discussing the lives of Marianne Moore, Rebecca Brown, Lorine Niedecker, and Jane Bowels. Waldman reads selections from the writers' works. There is also a discussion of future classes, and a question and answer session. (Continues on 77P077)
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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by Coolidge, Clark
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Second half of a Clark Coolidge lecture about jazz, including a discussion about his musical background accompanied by recordings of old jazz records. (Continued from 86P008)
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by Carroll, Jim
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First half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs as well as songs from Phil Ochs. He also discusses his collaboration with Doors musician Ray Manzerick, conversations with Lou Reed, and how he approaches the difference between writing lyrics, music, and poetry. (Continues on 86P006)
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jarnot, Lisa; Taylor, Steven; Wright, Laura
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A reading with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Lisa Jarnot, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Steven Taylor reads recent work including "Perfect pleasure" and "Pajama poems for Robert Creeley." Lisa Jarnot reads "Ode," "Song of the chinchilla," and other poems. Bobbie Louise Hawkins reads a piece called "All the livelong day."
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by Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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Andy Clausen gives lecture on Vladimir MAyakovski. He begins by giving some historical information about his life and the events occuring in the USSR at this time. He reads Myakovski's "And yet," sections of "The clouded trousers" and "Order Number 2" aloud. This tape ends with the beginning of "La Parisian" being read aloud. Related tape 80P133. This is class 1 of 2.
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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Second half of a Kathy Acker and Michael Brownstein reading. Acker finishes reading her poem "Sex Show." (Continued from 79P097)
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 18, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act I scene 1 and 2 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores, Aristotle's poetic and dramatic theories, Ezra Pound's four parts of poetry, and Ginsberg's own poetic influences...
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The first session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa Institute. This session discusses Shakespeare's poetry and the Lyric and Ballad poets, juxtaposing these with Modernist, Futurist, and contemporary poets such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, and David Cope, to show the evolution and direction of poetics. Ginsberg ends the session by reading extensively from Cope's selected works. This is class 1 of 33.
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by Blaser, Robin; Durand, Marcella; Sanders, Ed; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter
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A panel with Eleni Sikelianos, Peter Warshall, Ed Sanders, Marcella Durand and Robin Blaser. The panelists discuss various ideas of community and the way in which writing affects society.